As the world becomes a more stressful place there is a growing demand for supportive, green homes and work places that provide somewhere to relax and replenish ourselves so we can lead a more balanced and fulfilled life, personally and as a community. It also promotes sustainable and eco-friendly interior design and decorating.

The Holistic Design Institute (HDI) was founded in 1992 by best-selling author and leading Holistic Interior Designer and Colour Therapy consultant, Suzy Chiazzari. The Institute has developed an excellent international reputation as a leading learning provider in the fields of creative and therapeutic arts using Colour Psychology and Colour Therapy, Holistic Natural Interior design, Healing Garden design, Transformative Music and Sound Therapy and Creative Art as Therapy. Our distance learning courses can be used for personal or professional development as well as offering a creative and caring career. Our beautiful Diploma is awarded by the Holistic Design Institute U.K and can be used anywhere in the world.

Our home study courses are specially designed for home study by leading holistic interior designer and colour psychology consultant, Suzy Chiazzari who is also an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA. Our distance learning courses are tutored by Suzy, who shares her experience and offers you sensitive support and comprehensive personal advice during your studies. All our courses have plenty of practical content so you become confident to work in your field of study when you graduate.


At the Iris School of Colour we are passionate about colour and its ability to enrich and change lives. We are proud to be considered the leading training provider in the specialist field of colour and light as a healing tool to enhance self-development, health and well-being. All our accredited distance learning colour therapy courses were specially designed for home study and are tutored by Suzy Chiazzari herself, who is an internationally renowned bestselling author, teacher and colour therapy expert, who warmly shares her vast knowledge with you and gives you personal guidance and support during your studies. In her work Suzy combines colour therapy with other complementary health practices, including Counselling, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Life Coaching and Spiritual healing and we offer many professional and short courses in all of these modalities.


World renowned professional training in growing and specialist fields of study.

Long established UKRLP registered and insured school based in the UK.

Beautiful accredited Diploma so you can practice anywhere in the world.

Friendly and supportive tutoring and personal attention by Suzy Chiazzari, our principal.

Flexible start time and study at your own speed.

Choice of study mode by email, CD or lessons in workbooks (last option in UK only)

Easy to follow and comprehensive course lessons with other learning materials.

The course lessons are yours to download so you can refer to them whenever you want.

Simple assessment system.

Free one year practitioner membership to HDI and IWOC to our graduates.

After graduation support, mentoring and social media forums.

Holistic Design Courses

The Holistic Design institute is a leading UKRLP registered online college that provides specialist training in Interior design, Garden design and Therapeutic Art and Music.

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Colour Therapy Courses

At the Iris School of Colour Therapy we are passionate about colour. We believe that colour is a natural gift that we can use to enrich ourselves, and to help us through the stresses and challenges of life.

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It has been wonderful to have time to put into my studies and I have truly enjoyed every moment of it so far. Design and healing work really is a passion for me and I look forward to combining the two and working with others to help transform their homes and gardens. I am so thankful to this course and Suzy for devising it. Many thanks for sharing this wisdom and knowledge and spreading these wonderful gifts far and wide. S.B. in the UK.

Healing Garden Design Diploma